This article is the second in a new quarterly series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students to apply knowledge in clinical settings. Topics will include the preparation of clinical instructors and preceptors for these roles, the student evaluation process, and overcoming challenges that can come with teaching in the clinical field and with adjunct teaching.
Linda Koharchik is a clinical assistant professor and director of adjunct faculty and clinical affairs, and Karen Jakub is an assistant professor, both at Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. Contact author: Linda Koharchik, email@example.com. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.